This was authored by a teacher in Colorado who was inspired after the horrible shooting at the Littleton High School.
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The Colorado Teacher wrote:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have
taller buildings, but shorter tempers;
wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints;
we spend more, but have less;
we buy more, but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time;
we have more degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,
spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry too quickly,
stay up too late, get up too tired,
read too little, watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life;
We've added years to life, not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing
the street to meet the new neighbor.
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Paradox of Our Times (continued)

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space;
We've done larger things, but not better things;
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;
We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less;
We plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait;
We have higher incomes, but lower morals.

We have more food, but less appeasement;
We build more computers to hold more information to
produce more copies than ever, but have less communication;
We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion;
tall men, and short character;
steep profits, and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare;
more leisure, but less fun;
more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;
of fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,
throw away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies,
and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and
nothing in the stockroom;
a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and
a time when you can choose either to make a difference,
or to just ignore.
Gosh, I find this poem so enlightening. Did you write it? You know that almost every word in it touches me.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
hey maj , these were a teachers emotions flowing...
i liked it very much and was expecting the same from you ! thanks
I do agree with you Maj, this poem is lovely... what a talent...
Congratulations.
Yep.
God, u made us so varied,
some single and some married,
Some drive a blind lad,
Some just drive us mad,
Some wear Hugo Boss,
Others wear just a cross,
Some of us like Bach,
Others Eminem, on a truck,
Some of us like ice cream,
Others being l..ed in a dream,
Some of us smoke hashis on stairs,
Others clean it up, down, upstairs,

Kids are everywhere the same,
nice, good, bad, polite.. Insane.
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This one would make a wonderful song.
I'll ask my Canadian friend to make up a song on this lyrics. Tks for the idea.
hey! nice one peiter!!
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